List of Sky Island names and elevations

ID

Mountain Range

Feet

Meters

Notes

1

Aconchi

7198

2194

2

Álamo Hueco

6159

1877

3

Alta

7546

2300

The eastern edge of the Sky Island region is ambiguous

4

Ánimas

8519

2597

5

Atascosa

6422

1957

Part of a larger complex

6

Azul

8038

2450

7

Baboquivari

7734

2357

8

Bacadéhuachi

7874

2400

Somewhat connected to the Sierra
Madre

9

Big Hatchet

8356

2547

10

Basomori

6263

1909

11

Buenos Aires

7546

2300

12

Chiricahua

9759

2974

13

Chivato

7185

2190

14

Cíbuta

5774

2005

Part of a larger complex including
Guacomea, Las Avispas and Esmeralda

15

Cucurpe

5741

1750

Has oak woodland, but not extensive

16

Dos Cabeza

8354

2546

17

Dragoon

7519

2292

18

El Carmen

6398

1950

19

El Gato (Huachinera)

8629

2630

Certainly an extension of the Sierra Madre

20

El Humo

5413

1650

Surrounded by low Sonoran Desert

21

El Pájarito

6955

2120

East side of the Sierra Madre

22

El Tigre

7743

2360

Pass between the Sierra Madre and El Tigre has some scattered oaks, but with multiple life zones above oak woodland still disconnected, this should still be considered a Sky Island.

23

Elenita

8169

2490

Connected with Mariquita

24

Enmedio

7087

2160

25

Galiuro

7663

2336

26

Huachuca

9466

2885

27

Jacural

6234

1900

Peak elevation approximate

28

Juriquipa

7152

2180

29

La Ceniza

5971

1820

30

La Huerta

5840

1780

31

La Madera

6726

2050

32

La Madera (Opusera)

7743

2360

33

Las Guijas

5643

1720

34

Las Palomas?

5840

1780

35

Los Ajos

8629

2630

Highest point in Sonora, shared with La Cebadilla ridge in eastern Sonora, NW of Mesa Tres Rios

36

Los Azules

5413

1650

37

Mariquita

8202

2500

Connected to Elenita

38

Mazatán

5085

1550

Southernmost Sky Island? AKA Huerfana

39

Mule

6535

1992

40

Pájarito

5236

1560

Part of greater complex

41

Pan Duro

7546

2300

Part of San Luis complex, naming
complicated

42

Patagonia

7221

2201

Connected to San Antonio?

43

Peloncillo

6625

2019

44

Pinal

7848

2392

Madrean status questionable

45

Pinaleño

10720

3267

Highest point in the Sky Islands, only Madrean Sky Island with true spruce-fir lifezone

46

Pinito

7480

2280

47

Púrica

8071

2460

48

Rincon

8482

2585

49

San Antonio

7251

2210

Connected to Patagonia?

50

San Antonio (South)

7316

2230

NW of El Carmen

51

San José

8333

2540

52

San Juan

5348

1630

53

San Luis

8268

2520

Part of a complex, naming complicated

54

Santa Catalina

9157

2791

55

Santa Rita

9453

2881

56

Santa Teresa

7481

2280

Connected to Turnbull

57

Sierrita

6206

1892

58

Tiznado

5774

1760

59

Turnbull

8282

2524

Connection to Santa Teresas

60

Verde?

5840

1780

61

Whetstone

7711

2350

62

Winchester

7640

2329

63

Púlpito

8136

2480

Part of Sierra Madre? (AKA Huachita
Hueca)

Disclaimers

Defining what counts as a Sky Island in the southern Sky Islands is difficult

Names of Sky Islands often vary by map, and are often different than naming used by local residents - choosing from possible names is subjective

Choosing which areas to name in a complex of ranges is often subjective

Accurate elevations are sometimes hard to find - listed elevations are sometimes approximate and were acquired from a variety of sources, so accuracy is not guaranteed

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